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Christoph Zimmermann: We are disappointed but we must take positives

10 April 2019

Christoph Zimmermann found it difficult to keep spirits high in the immediate aftermath of Norwich City’s 2-2 draw with Reading at Carrow Road.

After trailing for a large chunk of the game, City led heading into stoppage time after goals from Ben Godfrey and the City captain had turned the game in their favour.

However, a late Andy Rinomhota strike meant the Canaries would have to settle for a point.

Speaking to after the game, Zimmermann said: “When you are up 2-1 in injury time and you just draw the game, of course everyone is disappointed.

“I think if it would have stayed 1-1, we would have been quite happy with the result. But after being up 2-1, the mood was very silent in the dressing room.

“It’s hard to understand how we haven’t won this game. It was similar to how we played against Stoke at home and you can also see it as an improvement that we were able to score and we at least did not lose.”

Zimmermann believes it’s important City take the positives out of the game, considering they initially flipped the game on its head after dominating from the first minute.

“We have to [take the positives],” he continued. “Right now, I don’t think I look like I’m taking the positives. Today, we can be disappointed and angry but from tomorrow, we should focus on what we did well.

“We had chances to score seven or eight goals in this game. We dominated the whole game and that should give us confidence for the upcoming tasks and prove that we’re capable in each and every game to create chances to score and win the games.”

Next up for City is the Sunday trip to Wigan Athletic, with 5,000 Canaries supporters set to make the nine-hour round trip. Zimmermann believes the support will be vital for the players.

“It’s great that we’ll have that massive support. I’ve read about the support and the number of people going and I’m quite impressed.

“That will boost our spirits even a bit more and hopefully we can prove our away form and take the three points from there.”

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